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Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend Comes to Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel

Holiday and Cultural Traditions Come to Downtown Arlington, VA November 30 to December 1

ARLINGTON, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/20/12 -- The Scots are coming to town -- and they're bringing Santa with them. The annual Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend heads to town November 30 to December 1, 2012, and the sound of bagpipes will fill the air close to this hotel in downtown Arlington, VA.

Held at the George Washington Masonic Memorial, near this downtown hotel in Arlington, VA, the weekend offers a range of events for the whole family. At the Scottish Christmas Walk Parade, hundreds of Scottish clansmen gather to march through Old Town Alexandria playing their bagpipes; they're joined by Scottie dog groups, pipe and drum bands, Scottish dancers, dignitaries and the jolly man, Santa, himself.

The event, taking place close to this hotel near Reagan Airport, also includes a Christmas Marketplace and Heather and Greens Sales, where holiday gifts and decorations with a Scottish flair will be on sale. To see how those items might look in your own house, the Holiday Designer Tour of Homes takes you inside Old Town Alexandria residences that have been decorated for the holidays by local florists and notable interior designers. A children's tea party and Celtic concert round out the weekend's events.

While the weekend is fun for the whole family, it's not just about bagpipes and parades; the Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend raises funds for the Campagna Center, serving Alexandria families in need. For more information, visit www.scottishchristmaswalk.com/events.html or check in with the concierge at this hotel in Arlington near the Metro.

Whether you can only attend one part of the event or want to experience the whole weekend, a room at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel will put you nearby the action and give you a comfortable place to rest after a festive day. Guestrooms include luxurious bedding, 37-inch flat-panel HDTVs and organic bath amenities, while onsite you'll find a fitness center and indoor heated pool. Before you head out for the day, grab an espresso and pastry at Espressamente Illy, and when you return sit down for a meal of modern Italian fare at SOCCi.

About the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel
At the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel you'll find more than just a place to sleep. With award-winning architecture, modern amenities, first-class service and intuitive technology, you'll find a hotel experience that's unrivaled in the DC area. Located just one mile from Reagan National Airport (DCA), this Crystal City hotel features business-friendly accommodations and more than 17,000 sq. ft. of event space ideal for meetings, celebrations and social functions. Meeting rooms are outfitted with the latest audiovisual equipment and enhanced networks for connectivity, making this a top choice for nearby companies including PBS, IBM, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, EPA and the Pentagon. Guestrooms at this LEED® Gold-certified hotel offer plush bedding, modern art and decor, 37-inch flat-panel HDTVs with plug-in panels and organic Aveda bath amenities. Onsite you'll find a fitness center and indoor heated pool, plus Italian-inspired dining at SOCCi with a menu of world-class wines, succulent steaks and fresh pastas. For a quick snack or gourmet coffee, head to Espressamente Illy.

RENAISSANCE HOTELS represents a diverse collection of more than 150 hotels in 35 countries worldwide. Each property is unique, offering passionate travelers a one-of-kind experience and memories they will be sure to take with them long after they depart. Within every hotel, guests are greeted by an exceptional array of amenities and an inspiring world of local discoveries. For travelers looking to experience something new, innovative and locally driven programs including the industry leading entertainment platform RLife LIVE as well R Navigator, ensure that every trip is transformed into an eye-opening, unforgettable journey. To discover more visit www.renhotels.com. Friend us on Facebook www.facebook.com/RenHotels. Follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/RenHotels

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